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NE FIRST - Hartford District Event Trailer

February 11, 2014

Check Out Hartford's district event trailer that GUS members put together!

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AERIAL ASSIST-2014 FRC Field Interaction

January 6, 2014

GUS robotics field interaction video for Aerial Assist is now up!
Check it out!

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Gus Robotics Team Pasta Dinner Fundraiser Kick OFF! 4pm-7pm

January 5, 2014

Come Join Gus Robotics,January 5, 2013 at the North Italian Club 43 Thorpe Ave.,Meriden, CT 4PM-7PM

AS we KICK OFF our 16th year as a member of the FIRST Robotics Team and continue to spread “Contagious Entusiasm” in Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) to our students!
FIRST Robotics 2014 Game will be released on January 4th and the
Gus Team is very excited to get start building this year’s robot! Fundraising, grants and Sponsors is what keeps the Gus Robotics team running, without them there would be no team!
So come on out for FUN, ROBOTS, PASTA and RAFFLES!! Tickets will be available at the door $7.00, Children under 5, $5.00.
For more info on pasta dinner tickets call Deb @ 203-213-4542

To learn more about the Gus Robotics Team or for more info on FIRST, visit our website at: You can also visit us on Facebook

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About Gus

Gus Robotics Team 228 was founded in 1999 to bring the excitement and inspiration of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) to students from Meriden, CT. Since then, our program has grown into a nationally-recognized robotics team for students from five different high schools in Meriden and Wallingford, CT.

Through our involvement in FRC and VRC, we introduce and inspire students to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Mentors from a wide variety of fields including teaching, engineering (mechanical, electrical, robotics), computer science, machinists, technicians, business executives and more, teach students relevant real-world experience and applications.

We've also built strong relationships with our local school district, businesses and organizations to help provide our students the best possible experience; these sponsors are crucial to our long-term success.

Recent graduates from our program have won over quarter million dollars in scholarships, and have gone onto a variety of careers in STEM fields.


FIRST was founded in 1989 by the renowned inventor Dean Kamen. The aim of FIRST is to inspire students to careers in math, science, and technology through a fun and engaging robotics competition, which provides students with the ability to meet one-on-one with industry leaders and engineers.

The initial FIRST Robotics Competition comprised of 28 teams competing in a New Hampshire high school gymnasium. The ensuing years brought rapid growth to the program, to include over 35,000 students, 2,000 teams from 11 countries, competing at over 50 District and Regional Events, culminating with the World Championship Event in St. Louis, Mo.


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Gus Robotics Team 228 would like to thank our main team sponsors for their gracious sponsorship of our team.